6 Incredible Benefits of Getting A Good Night's Sleep
Posted by Rachael Wheeler in Skin Care, Health & Lifestyle
One of the best things you can do for you skin and generally well being is...SLEEP. Getting enough sleep really may be the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth. 8 hours of shut eye can not only get rid of those dark under eye circles, but improve how you look, feel and function on a daily basis and a whole host of other benefits too. Read on for the incredible benefits to getting enough sleep.
1. Less Wrinkles
Skin repairs itself whilst you sleep by producing more collagen. So the less you sleep, the less chance collagen gets to form, which sadly means it loses it’s elasticity and can cause premature ageing. More sleep equals more collagen and plumper, rejuvenated skin. Give your skin a helping hand whilst you slumber with Decleor Aroma Night Purifying Night Balm. Which purifies and hydrates as you snooze allowing you to wake up with plump clear skin.
2. Glowing Skin
When asleep your body pumps more blood to your skin, as it doesn’t need as much to feed your active muscles. This is the cause of the healthy glow in your cheeks when you wake. Without this your skin can look drab, sallow and ashen with dark circles than only some serious sleep can get rid of. If you do get caught short and get less than 40 winks, take a few minutes to massage in some facial oil such as Antipodes Divine Avocado and Rosehip Facial Oil. Not only will this give you an instant rosy glow, but over time it will increase collagen in your skin cells by up to 51%.
3. Brighter, Less Puffy Eyes
Chances are, you’ve all suffered with bags under your eyes after a night of too few Zzz’s? When blood isn’t flowing at its optimum level, which happens when you’re sleep deprived it can collect under eyes and become visible (aka bags), since the skin there is thinner And how do you get rid of these dark undereye circles? Sleep of course! Pop an extra pillow under your head to help reduce puffiness (thank gravity for that trick) and make sure to drink plenty of water too, which will help to flush out the toxins and salts that can aggravate dark circles. For a quick and OH-SO-SOOTHING fix, use on Elemis Pro Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Masks to hydrate and tighten the eye area. Pop them in the fridge first for an even more intense tightening effect.
4. Thicker Hair
Hair loss, breakage and damage can all be exacerbated by lack of sleep. Even the speed at which your hair grows can suffer. Hair follicles gain their much needed vitamins and nutrients from blood flow. If this decreases due to lack of shut-eye you hair can show the strain. Kill two birds with ones stone and spritz on This Works Sleep Plus Hair Elixir A multi tasking, sleep inducing hero! Achieve healthy-looking, radiant locks and a great night's sleep thanks to its unique fragrance and hydrating essential oil blend.
5. A Happier Appearance
When you’re tired, you tend to furrow your brow, frown more and the corners of your mouth sag and droop. So smile, and hope someone will give you a massage with Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body Oil to re-harmonise the body and spirit. The relaxing blend of almond and light organic sesame and lavender essential oils helps you relax away tension and creates a sense of well-being
6. More Efficient Products
Skin repairs itself whilst you sleep as it doesn't have to work so hard fighting off the sun, pollution and free radicals (harmful molecules from the environment). Blood flow is more consistent too, so your products spend less time repairing and more time targeting what they are specifically designed to do. So if you do struggle to nod off, invest in some sleep inducing Aromatherapy Associates London Deep Relax Balm £18.54 rich, super soft balm to deeply relax the body and mind.
So say good bye to dark undereye circles and wrinkles. Get rid of them with our selection of youth boosting eye creams